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it all of we had snow falling in western and central iowa! the rain and snow may be gone, but the weather is still very busy today. we are going to start cloudy but in the afternoon the sun should come back out and allow temps to climb to 51 degrees. the winds are going to continue screaming across the state from the overnight hours through the afternoon with gusts up around 45 mph! tonight we are going to see our low fall to around 33 degrees, and if not for the strong wind we would likely be below freezing! friday should be very cold and windy again with a high right near 50 and lows in the 30s that night. the weekend still looks very nice with mainly dry conditions and highs in the low 60s. next week is looking pretty cold and wet with plenty of rain in the forecast and highs falling into the 40s and below. elias: also coming up on local five news midday.... we'll have a look at the bakken pipeline hearings going on at the boone county fairgrounds today-- elias: major damage across iowa today, following the multiple touched down-- we'll take a look back at that coming up-- elias: an altoona woman found dead inside her home yesterday -- police are still investigating-- "local 5 news midday in hd starts now. we are iowa" elias:
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good morning and thanks for joining us for local 5 news midday...i'm elias johnson. elias: today -- 210 people will get the chance to voice their thoughts on the proposed bakken pipeline to the iowa utilities board. the pipeline, if approved, would cut across iowa...carrying crude oil from north dakota to illinois. the hearing is going on right now at the boone county fairgrounds community building -- it started at 9 a-m and goes through to 5 p-m. will be split evenly between those for the project and those against it... local 5's amanda krenz is at the hearing and joins us live with the very latest. amanda, how's it going out there? amanda live interviews with attendees live in boone -- amanda krenz -- we are iowa. elias: expect more team coverage
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we are iowa.
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later.. we'll have
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more tonight live on local 5 later.. we'll have more tonight live on local 5 news at 5 and 6. and you can always follow along on our website -- that's we are iowa dot website -- that's we are iowa dot com. elias: a very stormy afternoon for much of central iowa yesterday, with reports of much of central iowa yesterday, with reports of downed trees and powerlines... some even without power well into the ninit... a quick check of the mid-american energy web site still shows more than 800 metro homes still without power this morning... crews of course working to restore electricity...mea nwhile in the metro -- the storms did a lot of damage. power was out in the area of fleur drive in des moines for at least three hours. stop signs were used in lieu of traffic lights. many trees were torn down in neighborhoods.
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over two backyards and slammed into a tree. debris was left scattered all over the yard. one neighbor says he believes it was a tornado that pummeled through northeast 26th street. " "it's definitely something different i've seen high winds i've seen tornadoes and this was definitely a tornado."" elias: some other damage -- this truck belonging to the national guard was pushed into a fence at the des moines international fence at the des moines international airport. elias: we've got a picture here from oskaloosa-- the sky after the storm this morning-- how beautiful--- but only following a wild and dangerous day yesterday-- elias: you don't expect to see these kind of images in the middle of november. campers turned on their sides.
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and tress in front of quiet suburban elementary schools -- knocked down in the parking lot. schools -- knocked down in the parking lot. that's only supposed to happen in the supposed to happen in the summer, right? elias: there are still some neighborhoods in the metro and beyond without power today. at its peak after the storm-- the number was as high as 3,000 customers in the dark. but if you look now on the midamerican energy outage watch website, there are currently still over a hundred people without power in the des moines metro area. midamerican telling us they'll keep crews out throughout the day to keep working in problem areas. elias: and here's the reason for many of those and here's the
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outages... downed trees. this picture from knoxville where the wind just took a chunk out of this tree. the knoxville fire chief saying he's unsure if this damage was a tornado or straight line winds. but it definitely left a mess behind, including at the walmart store in knoxville, which was damaged. see the tipped semi trailer outside the store. the store is closed until further notice. jack: speaking of tipped semi's-- check out what happened near a-vo'-ca, iowa yesterday afternoon. a semi rolled over. it was actually one of three flipped big rigs tying up traffic on i-80 yesterday. elias: and near corning-- a semi blew off the road on highway 34. the creston news advertiser reports the driver is okay. elias: we also got to see some pictures of the storm up close. here's one of the funnel cloud spotted near winterset... the high winds in madison county did end up causing some damage to
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school. elias: the school the school reports that the football field scoreboard was damaged... as well as the softball dugout and damage to a school storage building. students were still in school when the storm passed through -- the superintendent saying it blew over them quick. they held the kids in shelter there until it passed. elias: meteorologist there until it passed. elias: meteorologist sam schrier joins us again with a look at your forecast. sam weather adlib: yesterday was an insane day for iowa. we had highs in the 60s, storms which produced multiple tornado warnings as they raced across the state, and then to top it all of we had snow falling in western and central iowa! the rain and snow may be gone, but the weather is still very busy today. we are going to start cloudy but in the afternoon the sun should come back out and allow temps to climb to 51 degrees.
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continue screaming across the state from the overnight hours through the afternoon with gusts up around 45 mph! tonight we are going to see our low fall to around 33 degrees, and if not for the strong wind we would likely be below freezing! friday should be very cold and windy again with a high right near 50 and lows in the 30s that night. the weekend with mainly dry conditions and highs in is looking pretty cold and wet with plenty of rain in the forecast and highs falling into the 40s and below. elias: we should get more details today on a death investigation in altoona... elias: wednesday evening police were called to a home on eleventh avenue southeast... once officers arrived on scene, they found a woman dead inside of the home. the iowa d-c-i have been called in to assist in the investigation. the home remained an active crime scene for most of the evening...
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police have not released many detials at this time, but should have more information pending an autopsy that is scheduled for today elias: a reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in a robbery case... it happened at an i-wireless store on grand avenue on the night of october 24th. police say this woman is the robber. she's described as heavy set and between 20 and 30 years old. if you have any information, contact polk county crime stoppers at 515- 223-1400. you can also submit your tip anonymously you can also submit your tip anonymously online. elias: coming up on elias: coming up on local 5 news midday... we'll have a live look from the bakken pipeline hearing today in bakken pipeline hearing today in boone county. elias: and... a farm in and... a farm in woodward that suffered the same damage yesterday that it did ten years ago-- local 5's clare powell has the story elias: next.... good morning america is celebrating its
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next week-- one adoption story of a family in pella, iowa being highlighted by abc's robin roberts we have a look back at that story, coming up--
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news midday in h"your wathcing local 5 news midday in hd with elias johnson and we are iowas most accurate forecast. this is local 5 midday. we are iowa" elias: new this morning...an awards ceremony recognizing the heroic efforts of five iowans... elias: this morning the iowa department of public safety is hosting the 38th annual sullivan borthers award of valor ceremony... the award is given to peace officers and firefighters who distinguish themselves through acts of heroism in the line of duty... this year's recipients include cedar falls firefighters eric jensen and kyle bovy... lt. bradley melton with the nevada fire department and officer chris brandes of the
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nevada police department and iowa state trooper tracy bohlen bohlen you may remember performed c-p-r on a man suffering from a seizure while driving on interstate 35 in april. elias: and in ag news-- iowa poultry farmers may be repoputlating from the avian flu outbreak, but consumers will see more after effects of the disease hitting iowa... of the 72 farms that were hit, 35 were commercial turkey producers... the depopulation of those flocks has lead to a rise in prices, and a short supply.. just in time for the holidays -- turkey prices are about 30 to 40 percent higher. with turkeys in short supply, prices are going up and for the needy, that may mean cutting something else off the dinner list. with the number of turkeys donated each year variable, the food banks are worried this may hit close to home.. ""families in need really feel the impact of those price increases
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first. then, of course, through our purchasing program when our prices go up, it's the same thing... we aren't able to buy as much of something or maybe we choose not to buy it at all" says linda scheid, executive director, food bank of siouxland. while the price hike won't deter customers from buying a turkey for thanksgiving...th e big problem is having enough to meet demand. elias: we're preparing for something pretty exciting here on local five...good morning america celebrating its 40th anniversary consecutive non-stop on-air and livestreamed that'll start november 17th at 5 p.m. also as part of good morning america's anchors are selecting their favorite stories through the years to showcase. iowans will be to see the story robin roberts has chosen for good morning america. it was back in
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earthquake hit haiti's capitol. matt and mandy pella, iowa had been working try and adopt a been working for months to try and adopt a girl from an port au prince. if she survived the earthquake her. sot robin: i am looking into the eyes - they are mandy: 15:32:20 you found her? sot from robin - 20:54:40 yes, we found ester elias: now, five years later, the poulter family will be traveling to new york city for good morning america to be reunited with robin roberts. that will air this morning - right here on local five. all: (reax) elias: sam is back now... sam yesterday was an insane day for iowa. we had highs in the 60s, storms which produced multiple tornado warnings as
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they raced across the state, and then to top it all of we had snow falling in western and central iowa! the rain and snow may be gone, but the weather is still very busy today. we are going to start cloudy but in the afternoon the sun
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most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: yesterday was an insane day for iowa. we had highs in the 60s, storms which produced multiple tornado warnings as they raced across the state, and then to top it all of we had snow falling in western and central iowa! the rain and snow may be gone, but the weather is still very busy today. we are going to start cloudy but in the
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afternoon the sun should come back out and allow temps to climb to 51 degrees. the winds are going to continue screaming across the state from the overnight hours through the afternoon with gusts up around 45 mph! tonight we are going to see our low fall to around 33 degrees, and if not for the strong wind we would likely be below freezing! friday should be very cold and windy again with a high right near 50 and lows in the 30s that night. the weekend still looks very nice with mainly dry conditions and highs in the low 60s. next week is looking pretty cold and wet with plenty of rain in the forecast and highs falling into the 40s and below. sam: elias: elias:
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sam: elias: elias: still to come on local five news midday... we'll have a special guest on from the animal rescue league--- elias:
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the animal rescue league of iowa (arl) is iowa's largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year. the arl serves people and pets from across the state of iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, spay/neuter, animal cruelty intervention and much more. history the arl has grown dramatically since its founding in 1926 - expanding its programs that serve both people and homeless animals across iowa. the most obvious growth is the number of animals the arl provides shelter and care for each year. intakes have increased from a few thousand animals a decade ago to more than 15,000 animals in 2013. through our proactive community outreach and spay/neuter programs, in the past few years we have begun to see a decrease in the number of animals we
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care for, but our work is far from over. other areas of growth include the arl's programs designed specifically to address the reasons animals end up in shelters, including spay/neuter, behavior training, and humane education programs. the arl's positive reinforcement training program has expanded to offer year-round classes, as well as free behavior advice for dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets. the shelter continues to spay and neuter all dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and pigs that are adopted from our shelter. in addition to the animals that come through the arl's doors, the arl also serves the people of iowa through its many services. mission to promote animal welfare, strengthen the human-animal bond, and prevent the overpopulation of pets.
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" you're watching local 5 news midday in hd. we are iowa" : elias: on your money now elias: in order to pull off the world's biggest beer merger, anheuser-busch in-bev is preparing to sell off some of its iconic brands. as part of a planned takeover of s-a- b-miller, a-b in- bev says it would sell some major beer brands to rival molson coors. but the coors deal won't go through unless the proposed through unless the proposed mega-merger is first approved by anti-trust regulators. selling off some key american assets is seen as a move to appease justice department officials who will have to approve the merger. elias: speaking of mergers...the kroger company will acquire the roundy's grocery chain for about 8- hundred million dollars including debt. it would boost kroger's total number of stores to 27- hundred with over 4-hundred thousand
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employees in 35 states and the district of columbia. roundy's posted revenue of 4- billion dollars last year. elias: elias: and finally, break out the crayons....crayol a is branching out into the rapidly-growing adult-coloring book market. the iconic company is now offering five adult coloring books. they're also selling colored pencils and markers with fine tips that will accommodate the intricate designs. and how hot is this trend right now? well, three of the top-ten best selling books on amazon are actually adult- coloring books. elias: coming up on local 5 news midday... local 5 news midday... an update on the two students that threatened the university of missouri campus yesterday, following protests of the administration's handling of racial incidents-- elias: next.... we'll have a live look at the bakken pipeline hearing in boone county--
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local 5 news midday in hd. we are iowa" elias: good morning and thanks for joining us for local 5 news midday...i'm elias johnson. elias: today -- 210 people will get the chance to voice their thoughts on the proposed bakken pipeline to the iowa utilities board. the pipeline, if approved, would cut across iowa...carrying crude oil from north dakota to illinois. the hearing is at the boone county fairgrounds community building -- it started at 9 a-m and goes through to 5 p-m. the speakers will be split evenly between those for the project and those against... right now -- our amanda krenz is outside the hearing -- amanda, what's the latest? amanda live interviews with
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live in boone -- amanda krenz -- we are iowa.
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we are iowa. elias: expect more team coverage later.. we'll have more tonight on local 5 news at 5 and 6. and you can always follow along on our website -- that's we are iowa dot com. elias: moving to your national moving to your national headlines now and that racial tension at the university of missouri-- elias: we learned overnight that a second student has been arrested for making violent threats against black students on social media abc's alex perez is on the scene in columbia, missouri-- " this is the man accused of making threats against black students at the university of missouri columbia -- 19 year old
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hunter park overnight authorities arresting the college sophomore ?in his dorm at the university of missouri-rolla about 90-miles away ?in connection with these messages police discovered on the website yik yak saying "i'm going to stand my ground and shoot every black person i see?." overnight, protests on the campus of the university of missouri nats as authorities announced a second arrest - saying 19 year old connor stottlemyre - a freshman at yet another missouri school -- also posted threats on the same site - saying "i'm gonna shoot any black people tomorrow, so be ready." authorities don't know if the posts are related, or if the posts were inspired by the recent racial tensions at u of m's columbia campus - but wednesday the usually packed columbia campus-just sprinkled with students?.on social media, pictures of lecture halls practically empty. sot justin moore: it's just kind of frightening to realize that anyone would kinda walk around and try to kill people because of skin color.') it's been a tumultuous week at mizzou - the school's president resigning monday amid protests and strikes over the handling of
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what students call institutional racism. the changes here, sparking protests at other schools nats ithaca college protests more than 900- students walking out of class and marching at ithaca college in new york wednesday?demanding the president there also resign for not responding strongly enough to alleged racist incidents on campus" elias: the strong winds aren't the only reason to take exta precautions while driving this morning. elias: the iowa department of natural resources is warning drivers to be extra watchful for deer this week as breeding season nears and deer become more active. the d-n-r even tweeted out this warning wednesday....dee r are bginning to move...remember hashtag don't veer for deer. a recent state farm insurance report ranked iowa the third most likely state for drivers to hit a deer. authorities say deer have already played a role in several crashes across the midwest. elias: meteorologist sam schrier joins us again with a look at your forecast. sam weather adlib: yesterday was an insane day for iowa. we had highs in the 60s, storms which produced multiple tornado warnings as
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it all of we had snow falling in western and central iowa! the rain and snow may be gone, but the weather is still very busy today. we are going to start cloudy but in the afternoon the sun should come back out and allow temps to climb to 51 degrees. the winds are going to continue screaming across the state from the overnight hours through the afternoon with gusts up around 45 mph! tonight we are going to see our low fall to around 33 degrees, and if not for the strong wind we would likely be below freezing! friday should be very cold and windy again with a high right near 50 and lows in the 30s that night. the weekend still looks very nice with mainly dry conditions and highs in the low 60s. next week is looking pretty cold and wet with plenty of rain in the forecast and highs falling into the 40s and below. elias:
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back here in iowa-- after a killer storm yesterday that swept across the state this is a look at damage from wednesdays storms in woodward....but here's the twist....that same farm suffered damage ten years ago today... elias: when tornadoes tore through dallas, boone and hamilton counties. but, 10 years later, the town has rebuilt, though that day is still a fresh memory. local 5's claire powell has the story. "it was very windy that day, very windy and out of nowhere the storms started brewing" "i looked to sw and see a black column and dirt surround the tornado" november 12th 2005. by the time tornado sirens rang out, this twister was on top of woodward. " it kind of just came out of nowhere" barreling down on homes and businesses. " i didnt even bother to put shoes on, went 3 miles down the road, came back adn it was all over that quickly" but as quickly as it came, it ended. "it was absolutely
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mind-blowing devastation when you came into town" the path cut across the southeast corner of town, leaving debris, homes and livlihoods scattered across dallas and boone counties. "barn gone, east wall was gone, porch was gone and you know part of the roof you start to realize you've got a big chore ahead of you" john kiley, his wife and dog- mac "last time mac, last time" escaped just in time. their house, barns, their entire farm was one of the first to go. "its easier to laugh then cry, laughed about a lot, but 4 days after we got a tornado, we got a snow and that wasn't very funny" "it may have destroyed every building in its path it did not destroy this communities spirit"--old school amanda" 10 years later, that still stands true. the town torn by the tornado, has rebuilt. the damage may be gone- but its far from forgotton. "doesnt seem like ten years, its very vivid in everyones minds"
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"you pick up clean up and go on with life" and a while after cleaning up, john found something that did make him smile again. another so called- survivor. "it kind of survived the tornado what is that for- that was for the champion dairy cow at the kossuth county fair" "and we survived didnt we mac?" from woodward "yeah we did" claire powel local 5 news we are iowa . elias: tonight, claire looks at the rebuilding of another town hit by tornadoes ten years ago today...this time showing us how life has changed for those in stratford tonight on local five news at ten. elias: still to come on local 5 news midday... (weather) sam has the details in central iowa's most accurate forecast next. "now, we are iowa's
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"now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: yesterday was an insane day for iowa. we had highs in the 60s, storms which produced multiple tornado warnings as they raced across the state, and then to top it all of we had snow falling in western and central iowa! the rain and snow may be gone, but the weather is still very busy today. we are going to start cloudy but in the afternoon the sun should come back out and allow temps to climb to 51 degrees. the winds are going to continue screaming across the state from the overnight hours through the afternoon with gusts up around 45 mph!
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tonight we are going to see our low fall to around 33 degrees, and if not for the strong wind we would likely be below freezing! friday should be very cold and windy again with a high right near 50 and lows in the 30s that night. the weekend still looks very nice with mainly dry conditions and highs in the low 60s. next week is looking pretty cold and wet with plenty of rain in the forecast and highs falling into the 40s and below. sam:
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elias: you're watching local five news midday. we'll be back after this.
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ryan bickel blank park zoo is on with us today-- with a bearded dragon santa at the zoo -
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saturday, december 5 & 12 bring the entire family to blank park zoo to enjoy a day of holiday cheer. after snapping a photo with santa, writing a letter to the north pole and enjoying a warm cup of hot cocoa, explore the wonders of the zoo, both indoors and outdoors! bring along your scarf and hat and wish all of our animal friends a happy holiday! http: sam weather adlib: yesterday was an insane day for iowa. we had highs in the 60s, storms which produced multiple tornado warnings as they raced across the state, and then to top
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sam weather adlib: yesterday was an insane day for iowa. we had highs in the 60s, storms which produced multiple tornado warnings as they raced across the state, and then to top
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it all of we had snow falling in western and central iowa! the rain and snow may be gone, but the weather is still very busy today. we are going to start cloudy but in the afternoon the sun should come back out and allow temps to climb to 51 degrees. the winds are going to continue screaming across the state from the overnight hours through the afternoon with gusts up around 45 mph! tonight we are going to see our low fall to around 33 degrees, and if not for the strong wind we would likely be below should be very cold and windy again with a high right near 50 and lows in the 30s that still looks very nice with mainly dry
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